The 6 (real) Best 2019 Multifunctional Baby Robots



Posted on March 29, 2019
Nothing better than a specialized multifunctional robot, which facilitates the preparation of soups, purées and other small dishes. Among the multitude available on the market, here is my selection of the 6 best multifunction robots among more than twenty models available at the moment.
I love the Babymoov Nutribaby Zen with its nice design and it is also equipped with many functions for a very simple meal preparation.
You will also find at the end of this article a shopping guide that allows you to choose the baby multifunction robot adapted to your needs.

The best cheap baby multifunctional robots
With prices below 100 euros, here are three robots that will appeal to small budgets.
Babymoov Nutribaby Zen: the best cheap

 Advantages
 5 functions (cooked, warmed, thawed, mixed, sterilized)

 LCD screen for programming

 Automatic shutdown and timer
 

Multifunctional robot well known to parents, the Babymoov Nutribaby is the first cheap robot of this selection. 5-in-1 robot this time, the Nutribaby Classic steamed, mixed, thawed, heated and sterilized baby bottles (up to 3 bottles, breast pumps, accessories). Ideal to feast baby from birth! This is a real saving of space while offering sophistication much more advanced than the robots that are usually found at the entry level.
With a large cooking capacity of 1,500 ml (thanks to the 2 modular baskets) and 600 ml of mixing, you can cook and mix the baby meal for several days at the same time.
Thanks to its timer and automatic shutdown you always have perfect cooking of each food, to the minute and without having to watch. Its 2 alarms: visual and sound (end of cycle, insufficient water level …) allow you to never miss your preparations.
The LCD screen allows you to easily select the appropriate functions and cooking times. The juice collector is ideal for storing nutrients and for making truly flavorful dishes to awaken the baby's taste buds.
Very easy to clean, to make life easier for parents, the baskets, bowls and accessories are in tritan and PP (without Bisphenol A) and are dishwasher safe.
Guaranteed for life, this robot will not disappoint you and can certainly serve for many children.
You can even take a look at their blog and customizable application to view more than 400 different recipes and 150 tips, for a search by age or food. Even the less talented parents in the kitchen will have no trouble preparing good dishes.
While less compact than previous robots, I like its design, its large capacity, its multiple functions and especially its baskets to steam several types of food at the same time. What really make good food not only for baby, but also for the older, all for a price still very affordable.
My favorite of this selection is certain and the best value for money in my opinion.
Badabulle Baby Station: effective, but not very beautiful

 Advantages
 4 functions (cooked, warmed, thawed and mixed)

 
disadvantages
 Small capacity (about 500 ml)

 

This baby multifunctional robot is a robot of the famous brand Badabulle. For a very affordable price, this robot offers 4 functions: cooked, warmed, thawed and mixed, to facilitate the preparation of baby meals.
You can prepare a good meal in just 15 minutes, in short enough to keep time to take care of baby. With steam cooking and juicer recovery, the Baby Station is the ideal solution for preparing healthy meals that preserve nutrients and vitamins.
This robot also offers the possibility to be used in ultra-fast bottle warmer (90s for a 120ml bottle (standard or wide neck bottles), which saves on a separate bottle warmer while saving space in the kitchen.
With its automatic shutdown function when the cooking is finished (the indicator light goes off), there is no risk of forgetting to switch off the robot. Ideal for busy parents! And the food stays warm while waiting.
To save time and easy cleaning, the 2 compartments are dishwasher safe, which makes your job easier.
To help parents cook adapted dishes and give them ideas, this robot comes with a well-appreciated recipe book.
Its power of 800 W (cooking) and 200 W (mixing) as well as its capacity of 500 ml (cooking) and 550 ml (mixing) allow to quickly make good baby dishes. Unfortunately, this robot is still quite small, which is not ideal for those who want to prepare large quantities in advance. This is good enough for 2-3 meals, depending on your child's appetite.
Attention also, this robot does not seem to hold very well the distance and tends to let go quickly enough. I guess for the price, it's a risk to take, unfortunately. As for the design, it is not personally I that I prefer, with flashy colors that do not go very well together.
Beaba Babycook Solo: the basic

 Advantages
 4 functions (cooked, warmed, thawed and mixed)

 

Once again a well-known baby brand, the Beaba brand offers its famous Babycook. This 4 in 1 robot no longer needs advertising and is well known to parents.
With its functions steamed, mixes, defrosts, warms, this robot also allows you a significant gain in space and preparation of baby meals without making headaches.
Its fast steaming in 15 minutes preserves the flavors and vitamins of the baby dishes. Its removable cooking basket allows you to recover cooking water rich in vitamins and minerals to modulate the texture of the preparations. Perfect for truly healthy meals full of flavors!
With its large capacity (about 1100 ml), you can prepare large quantities at once, for even more ease and time savings.
Its integrated water dispenser on the bowl allows you easy dosing of the quantities of water to be poured into the tank. So you have everything at hand to prepare meals.
A spatula is even integrated in the back to remove the basket and pour food even more simply. Its opening and closing can also be done with one hand thanks to the "Easy Clip" system.
Impulse mixing with a cyclone effect blade gives you a custom mix of food, for a texture adapted to the age of the child (pieces, mouliné, velouté).
This robot also has an automatic shutdown function with a sound and light signal at the end of the cycle so that you do not have to stay close to the robot during the entire cooking process. So you can go about your business while the baby meal is preparing.
Obviously, a robot with such a capacity also allows you to prepare meals for adults, like soups, without worries.
All plastic, it is easy to wash. Despite its many benefits, it would still be appreciated to have a glass bowl, much healthier.
With its nice, compact and sober design, this robot really makes life easier for parents because of its ease of use and speed of cooking. Clearly much better than the previous one, it is not much more expensive, even if still a little fragile to the views of user feedback.
Be careful though, it does not have a bottle warming function.
The best mid-range baby multifunctional robots
For a slightly higher price, here is a mid-range robot that stood out.
Babymoov Nutribaby Plus: the best mid-range

 Advantages
 5 functions (cooked, warmed, thawed, mixed, sterilized)

 LCD screen for programming

 Automatic shutdown and timer
 
disadvantages
 Mixing unit seems fragile
 

Here is an even more sophisticated version of the previous robot, the nutribaby Zen. Indeed, this Nutribaby Plus is also a 5-in-1, automatic, bisphenol A-free multi-function robot that can be programmed to heat and sterilize baby bottles, steam, mix and defrost at the same time.
However, it has an even larger capacity of 2200 ml, enough to prepare several meals at one time without worries, even for older children.
Like its little brother Nutribaby Zen, this robot allows separate cooking of foods to preserve vitamins and flavors, while respecting their cooking times.
Thanks to its 2 separate baskets, it ensures perfect steam cooking of foods, preserving flavors and vitamins. Its 3 mixing speeds associated with the juice recuperator allow you to adjust the desired texture, to give baby a perfectly adapted meal.
Meals extremely easy to prepare, especially with its ten programs, alarms, timer and automatic shutdown. Over 400 recipe ideas for mom and baby are available on the app to help you and give you ideas.
Level design, it is beautiful and mat. However, because of its high capacity, it takes more space than the previous ones, so you have to cook accordingly, even if you do not use a bottle warmer with this appliance. If you own the place, and have the budget why not, even if I think it does not ultimately bring much more than the Nutribaby Zen. In addition, it appears that the mixing unit tends to make the soul quickly enough, which for the price is not normal.
The best high-end baby multifunctional robots
For larger budgets, here are two baby multifunction robots that stand out.
Philips Avent SCF883 / 01: the best high-end

 Advantages
 4 functions (cooked, warmed, thawed and mixed)

 

The penultimate robot of this selection is from Avent, a brand that is no longer necessary to present. For a significant investment, Avent offers here a 4-in-1 baby cooker-blender, with which you cook, mix, heat, defrost small baby dishes.
With its unique steam technology, steam flows from bottom to top, for ingredients cooked evenly, without boiling to preserve all the nutritional qualities of food. As soon as the food is cooked, lift the bowl, turn it over and place it on the base to mix everything to the desired consistency.
With an average capacity of 1000 ml, you can prepare several meals at one time. A small recipe booklet is also provided to help you prepare meals suitable for all ages of baby. A storage bowl of 120 ml is also included with the robot.
This robot is also very practical since the bowl and the blade are dishwasher safe. Thanks to its open design, the water tank is also easy to clean and fill!
While its capacity is rather average, but we appreciate the space saving by having the cooking function and mixer on the same base. Level design, we find the features of Avent products, with a stylish design and mat.
The price is still quite high I think, which is a shame. The robot nevertheless seems resistant and easy to use, like most Advent products.
Beaba Babycook Plus: almost perfect

 Advantages
 4 functions (cooked, warmed, thawed and mixed)

 

The Beaba brand, well known in the world of childcare, presents here its second model of this selection. Its top-of-the-range model is very different from the low-cost model since it includes two independent units to simultaneously cook 2 preparations and preserve the flavors and smells of each of them.
This 4-in-1 robot allows, as many, to steam, mix, defrost and heat.
With its large capacity (2200 ml, 2x 1100 ml), it allows to prepare large quantities at one time, to avoid having to prepare meals every day.
It allows a fast cooking in 15 minutes which preserves the flavors and the vitamins.
Its pulse mixing function with cyclone effect blade offers a custom mix of food, for a texture adapted to the age of the child (pieces, mouliné, velvety). It has, as some previous robots a removable cooking basket that offers the possibility of recovering cooking water rich in vitamins and minerals to modulate the texture of the preparations.
Its built-in water dispenser on the bowl allows easy dosing of the quantities of water to be poured into the tank and thus facilitates the preparations. Clearly a great help in the preparation of baby dishes, the Nutribaby seems to offer more for less.
So not sure that the investment is fully justified. However, it looks good, even though, like most robots, plastic tends to get stained with food.
It's a bit of a must with these devices, especially when they are plastic, unfortunately. The design is still pretty and neutral.
The products of my selection on offer at the moment

Multifunctional baby robots can cook the majority of baby food, eliminating the need for other items. No more need to multiply back and forth between pots to prepare the meal, which allows you to save time and especially to simplify the task.
There are many manufacturers of multifunction robots for babies, so it's important to know what criteria to check before you start. Here is a short guide to help you make the right choice for your family.
The materials
Basic principle when it comes to plastic products for babies, it must be ensured that there is no BPA (bisphenol A) in the plastic used.
This checkpoint concerns primarily buyers of used equipment because the current standards (since 2010) require that baby robots are guaranteed without bisphenol A.
The functions
All baby robots have three main functions: the mixer function (food must be cut beforehand), a cooking function and the defrost function. Some models also have optional features such as reheating baby bottles, sterilizing them, and reheating food.
Obviously, as a rule, the more the robot has function more it will be expensive. So be careful not to invest in a robot with functions you will not use.
Similarly, if you want to save money and especially save space by not buying a bottle warmer, make sure that the model you choose has this function because it is not the case for all.
In any case, it is recommended to opt for a model that has a system of automatic stop of the cooking so as not to risk forgetting it. A food warmer can also be very interesting, especially for busy parents. What make your life easier?
The capacity of the bowl / dimensions
The capacity of the robot (with 1 or 2 bowls) is obviously another selection criterion to take into account because it is closely linked to the amount of food that can be prepared at one time and thus offer a saving of time considerable.
If the bowls of small capacity are very well adapted during the first months of the infant, it is recommended to bring a robot formula duo or high capacity from the moment when the need to freeze some of the food is felt or even if there are several young children at home.
Depending on the brand, the capacity of a cooking bowl varies between 600 to 1500 ml. The choice of capacity must be made according to your needs.
If you plan to prepare regular meals for your baby, the robot will be permanently installed on your worktop. Therefore, it is better to acquire models that fit perfectly to your space and the decoration of your kitchen.
If you do not have enough room to install the unit, you are required to put it away after each use. So, if you have a small kitchen, it is advisable to buy smaller models.
In any case, it is better to opt for compact baby robots. It is also necessary to check the length of the power cable: too short, you will have problems for the connection. This robot is supposed to simplify your life and not complicate it.
The cooking time
The cooking time is a criterion of choice not to be taken lightly.
This type of appliance for baby has several cooking modes: steam, heat, keeping warm, mixer …
If you are one of those parents who needs to cook fast but well done, the steamer robot is the model for you. Indeed, with this range, the cooking time is quite fast.
In addition, this type of steam cooking is very beneficial for health, all vitamins are preserved. In general, this time varies between 15 and 25 minutes. Most robot models have a convenient timer.
In any case, you should know that the cooking time is also very dependent on the type of food and not just the robot.
Utilisation facility
Since it's supposed to make your life easier, there's no question of buying something that's hard to use. In general, a baby robot is set up quickly and is also light and easy to handle.
In addition, it is a device that guarantees stand-alone cooking with a steam mode that triggers and stops automatically once the food is cooked. Make sure that it has an automatic shutdown and the most expensive will even have small programs for even more facilitate cooking.
The ease of maintenance
It is absolutely necessary to wash your robot after each use to ensure healthy food for the children. Most robots are removable and small in size, which can often be used in the dishwasher to save valuable time.
An easy to maintain model will save you from spending hours in the kitchen.
For this, we must focus on robots with removable parts that can be cleaned in a dishwasher.
However, be aware that most models on the market have a manual cleaning system: clear water with soap before putting it in the dishwasher. This cleaning system avoids the rapid coloring of the bowls, especially if you regularly use your device.
Little advice when servicing the baby robot: never immerse the motor unit in water.
The accessories
A baby robot is often provided with a user manual and a cookbook. Then, depending on the brand chosen, the accessories differ. It is therefore possible to have, in addition to the robot, a vegetable cutter, a silicone bottle, a spatula, a pliers, a ball-flavor …
It all depends on the model chosen. Even if you do not choose a model for the supplied accessories, this can tip the scales if you hesitate between two models.
Design
The manufacturers offer a very wide range of colors regarding the design of baby robots. It is advisable to choose a robot whose color integrates perfectly with the decoration of the kitchen.
The robot, in harmony with the furnishings, will be pleasant to watch and can stay on the work plan too much to detonate. You will also have to choose between the design has a bowl and two bowls, which diverge deeply.
In conclusion, which baby multifunction robot to choose?
Personally, I like robots with a steamer function with stages such as Nutribaby (Zen or Plus), which allows cooking separately for perfect cooking of different types of food at the same time.
Unfortunately, these robots take up space because they usually have 2 separate bowls. However, they sometimes make it possible to get rid of a separate bottle warmer, which, in the end, can be a significant gain of space.
I must say that, apart from the price, I am not much tempted by the robot from Avent which allows a gain of appreciated space. If you have a small kitchen, then I would rather choose this one. On the other hand, if you have room, a robot like the Nutribaby seems perfect, and for a price still affordable.
Honorable Mentions
Beaba Babycook Original: This original version of the Babycook revolutionized the preparation of meals a few years ago. For a very modest price you can buy this version but, compared to the new models, does not mix as well and is not as robust. So much to look to a newer model that will hold the road.
Philips Avent SCF870 / 23: For a price still quite important, this old model from Avent is effective but rather fragile. Much to invest a little more in the new model so, especially for a much more elegant design.

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